Ghraiba, is a North African sweet recipe, of shortbread-like biscuits, made with chickpea flour, usually prepared to celebrate Eid.
- In a large bowl, sift the chickpea flour, flour, cornstarch and icing sugar.
- Mix all the dry ingredients well together.
- Add the melted butter and vegetable oil and mix well with your hands.
- If you have a meat mincer, mix the dough twice until it becomes oily and holds when you press it in your hands.
- If you don’t have a meat mincer, add some vegetable oil until it the dough holds when you press it in your hands.
- Spread the dough on a clean surface, and flatten with the palms of your hands.
- The dough should be about 1.5cm thick.
- Cut your shapes.
- You can keep it plain, decorate it using a knife, or put some chopped nuts on top.
- Place the ghraiba on a baking tray. No baking paper needed. No oil.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 160°C for 20 to 25 minutes.
- When ready, let it completely cool down in the tray before serving or storing.